PB has been bad from the beginning but its the best gaming has had for a long time.
PB has always been basic level protection against entry level cheat makers. You can still see with games nowdays with PB installed that have multiple cheat forum counterparts with popular cheats.
The last 8 games on Punkbusters site http://www.evenbalance.com/ have had 3 games drop PB (Battlefield, Infestation, APB) and 3 more dont even need an anti cheat because they are largely Coop/ single player (Assassins Creed black flag, Farcry 3, Assassins Creed 3) and there are multiple cheat forums for Battlefield hardline and Blacklight retribution with PB bypassing Cheats.
Last news of PB being added to a game on their site was Battlefield Hardline at Fri Jan 16 2015 12:00 so i dont know how people think these big companies think PB is relevant when they no longer use it.
Battlefield 4 dropped PB, Battlefield 1 uses battleye.
Infestation uses their own Anti cheat.
Rainbow 6 siege doesnt have PB
The division doesnt have PB
Ghost recon wild lands doesnt have PB
Arma 2 and 3 dont have PB
H1Z1 doesnt have PB
WoW doesnt have PB
Overwatch doesnt have PB
League of legends doesnt have PB
Call of duty hasnt had PB since black ops 3
You would ltiterally have a hard time finding a PunkBuster supported game in the top streamed games page on twitch.
The whole point is Punk Buster hasnt been relevant for a long time and gaming companies have been moving away from PB for years. Its always been bad and now we have actual options for something better.
People telling you its something that we can still use are people who have no idea about how it grew to what it was in the first place.
Edited by UubeNubeh DaWog, 16 March 2017 - 11:39 PM.